Indiana's only 100 Mile Trail Race - April 30 - MAY 1 2016
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We are very pleased to announce that the only 100 mile trail race in the state of Indiana will be held at Chain O' Lakes State Park in Albion, Indiana on April 30 - May 1 2016.

Please note that there will also be a 50 mile race option on the same course with the 100 mile race. There will be a 30 hour time limit for the 100 milers and a 15 hour time limit for the 50 milers.

The Indiana Trail 100 is a non-profit event managed by ultra-runners with the net proceeds going back to the park. We are convinced that once you run on our scenic course you will keep coming back. We will help you achieve your goal, whether it's your first 50 or 100 miler or setting your personal record time.

The Indiana Trail 100 is pleased to announce that the 2016 race will be a qualifier for the 2017 Western States Endurance Run.




Registration for the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 is in process. We will take the first 400 registrants. Click the RunSignUp Logo to enter. Sign Up

October Announcements

1) 2016 Race Dates – The 2016 Indiana Trail 100 will be held at Chain O’Lakes State Park on April 30 – May 1. Please save these dates to be a part of our event. For those new to the Indiana Trail 100, we feature a 100 mile and 50 mile run. We do not offer any distances shorter than 50 miles, although pacers can run as little as one loop (16.67 miles).

2) 2016 Race Registration – Registration for the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 is now in process. The registration will be provided through RunSignUp:


3) Cap – The limit for the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 will be 400 runners. It is at the race committee’s discretion to determine the overall size limits for the 100 mile and 50 mile fields, respectively. We’ll provide advanced notice if we decide to close down one of the fields due to the maximum limit.

It is your responsibility to register before we reach our cap. This past year, we were contacted by approximately 200 people that requested to enter the race after we had already filled up in late January.

4) Waiting List – As soon as the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 reaches its limit of 400 runners we’ll implement a waiting list. The runners will be placed on the waiting list in the order they sign up; the first on the waiting list will be the first to take the place of someone that drops out.

5) No Deferrals/No Refunds/No Transfers – There will be no deferrals, no refunds, and no transfers for any reason, including injury. However, we will allow runners to switch from the 50 miler to 100 miler, and vice versa, after you have signed up.

6) Western States – Please note that the Indiana Trail 100 is a Western States qualifying race.

7) Midwest Super Slam – Please note that the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 is part of the 2016 Midwest Super Slam.

8) Buckles – In 2016, we will again provide sub 24 hour buckles along with traditional buckles for runners that finish over 24 hours but less than 30 hours. The 50 mile finishers will receive a medal.

9) Training Runs – The Sunday morning training runs start at the Sand Lake beach parking lot at 9:00am. The group usually runs at least one loop (16.67 miles) but some runners will go further than that distance and some less.

The fall training runs are very popular and are a good way for people that are considering running the Indiana Trail 100 to check out the course and discuss with several local ultra runners. We typically see runners from all over the Midwest during these runs.

10)October Trail Maintenance – We’ll have a trail maintenance day on Saturday, 10/31, at 9am. We’ll make improvements to the current trails while working on a new trail. We’ll post an invite for this shortly. Depending on the number of people participating we’ll likely work on the course for 3-4 hours and have everyone home well before any Halloween festivities.

11 November FA50K – Our 4th annual Black Friday FA50K is set for Friday, 11/27 at 9am. We’ll post an invite for this early next month. This is our most popular FA50K and many Midwest runners participating in the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 will be there to run our course.

12 Volunteers – The Indiana Trail 100 is known for its volunteers. Let us know if you would like to join our team. For information on how you can participate as a volunteer please contact Jerry Diehl at jdiehl@indianatrail100.com.

We’re currently looking for volunteers to assist with set up/tear down, registration, aid stations, shuttle van/drop bag logistics, manual scoring, and course sweeping. If any of those volunteer positions sound appealing and you wish to give back to the ultra running community please contact Jerry.

13 Massage Therapy – We’re pleased to announce that we’ll have massage therapists on site for the Indiana Trail 100, at least during the daytime at select aid stations. We’ll provide more details at a later time but we’re very grateful for the help and we know our runners that weekend will feel the same way.